Preparing for an On-Line Abstract Submission

The Geological Society of America
GSA Connects 2023 Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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In preparing to submit an abstract to GSA, you should first gather the following information:

  1. Pick the meeting at which you would like to present your paper.

  2. Determine under what topic your paper best fits.

    GSA meetings are usually built in part around some Symposia or Themes identified in the call for papers. Determine if your paper would fit under one of those topics. (Even if it does not, you can still submit for inclusion in the general discipline sessions.)

  3. Determine under what discipline category your paper best fits.

    You may select up to three other relevant categories.
    The list of discipline categories includes:

    • Continental Scientific Drilling
    • Economic Geology
    • Energy Geology
    • Engineering Geology
    • Environmental Geoscience
    • Environmental Justice
    • Geoarchaeology
    • Geobiology and Geomicrobiology
    • Geochemistry
    • Geochronology
    • Geoheritage
    • Geoinformatics and Data Science
    • Geology and Health
    • Geology and Society
    • Geomorphology
    • Geophysics/Geodynamics
    • Geoscience Education
    • Geoscience Information/Communication
    • Geoscience and Public Policy
    • History and Philosophy of Geology
    • Hydrogeology
    • Karst
    • Limnogeology
    • Marine/Coastal Geoscience
    • Mineralogy/Crystallography
    • Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography
    • Paleontology, Biogeography/Biostratigraphy
    • Paleontology, Diversity, Extinction, Origination
    • Paleontology, Paleoecology/Taphonomy
    • Paleontology, Phylogenetic/Morphological Patterns
    • Petrology, Igneous
    • Petrology, Metamorphic
    • Planetary Geology
    • Precambrian Geology
    • Quaternary Geology
    • Sediments, Carbonates
    • Sediments, Clastic
    • Soils and Soil Processes
    • Stratigraphy
    • Structural Geology
    • Tectonics
    • Traditional Ecological Knowledge
    • Volcanology
  4. Select your preferred mode of presentation: Oral, Poster, or Either (no preference).

    Please Note: The program organizers will do their best to fit you into your preferred presentation mode. However, they will override your original selection if they feel your paper would fit well in a particular session with other compatible abstracts. The decision of the program organizers is final.

  5. Title

    1. Enter a title for your paper.
  6. Have available the name and contact information for all of the authors.

    (Include their email addresses, please).

  7. Write the body of your abstract.

    • Please keep it to 2000 characters or fewer, not counting spaces.  (The online abstract system will not accept it if it exceeds 2000 characters.)
    • If you want to include a table with your abstract, you can but understand that the table might reduce the number of words allowed in your abstract. Taken together, the words and tables should take up no more space than would be occupied by a simpler abstract of 2000 characters alone.
    • Check the spelling of the abstract's body and title using your own word processor. 
    • Then read it again and make sure that it is something the whole world should see.  (We won't check or edit it for you.)
    • Copy and paste your abstract text directly into the text box for the "copy/paste" option. All your formatting will be preserved.
    • When both typing and pasting, add an extra line between paragraphs or they will run together when displayed. (You can do this before copying, or after pasting, or while typing).
    • If you're not happy with the way your abstract looks after you've saved the text step, then go back and try editing it in the textbox provided.

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